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post #1 of 3 Old 11-16-2008, 10:12 AM Thread Starter
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DH has been terrific in helping me create some spindles for my fiber business. I am wanting to gift him items for Christmas and one of the items he asked for was a set of DVD's to get us started. We are not yet using the lathe to create the spindles but i would like to get him so Dvds to help him learn this new craft as well as taking a class. Could you please offer me some suggestions as to the best turning teaching videos available. I did a search this morning and found many differnt ones but it's greek to me. Please lend a supprotive wife a hand, as well offering any tool advice you can. I want to give him as much support here as possible. OH and KEITH, stop reading this. I didnt' want to ask you so I could suprise you and I am asking someone else. :)

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post #2 of 3 Old 11-17-2008, 10:10 AM
 
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Dear DH,
I have found any video by Richard Raffan to be of great help in learning to turn. His Turning Wood would probably help the most. As for tools there are any number that work well, I can personally reccomend Robert Sorby, Henry Taylor and Crown. I have also tried some of the "starter tools" and would reccomend you avoid them, i.e. Benjamin's Best and Apprentice.
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Bill Grumbinne's video on Bowl turning is excellent. Although it's about bowl turning his technique on tool usage is excellent and sharpening is also covered as well as some finishing techniques.
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